Ramatha, aka: Ramaṭha, Rāmaṭha, Ramaṭhā; 9 Definition(s)


Ramatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rāmaṭha (रामठ) is another name (synonym) for Hiṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Ferula assa-foetida (asafoetida). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.72-75), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. The synonym can also be divided as two separate synonyms, Śūlaghna and Gulmaghna.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Ramaṭha (रमठ).—A mleccha tribe who lived in the kingdom of Māndhātā. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 61, Verse 14).

2) Rāmaṭha (रामठ).—People of a low caste (mlecchas) who lived in South India during Purāṇic times. Nakula, subjugated this caste, and from that day onwards they became devoted to the Pāṇḍavas. They were invited to the Rājasūya conducted by Yudhiṣṭhira. (Vana Parva, Chapter 51, Verse 25).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Rāmaṭha (रामठ).—A northern tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 42.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ramaṭhā (रमठा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.48.21, VIII.51.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ramaṭhā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Ramatha (रमथ) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Bālābhārata (1.7), Rājaśekhara posits this region in the northern India, which may be represents the country parts near the Raumaka Mountain. The Viṣṇu-Purāṇa also mentions Ramas along with the Huṇas, Salvas, Sakalas in the Northern India. These Ramas may belong to foreign tribes and identified with the people living at Aornos or the ruined fortress of Ranigat. So it may be possible that Rājaśekhara’s described Ramatha may represent the Rama tribe of the Viṣṇu-Purāṇa.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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rāmāṭhā (रामाठा) [or ठ्या, ṭhyā].—A wild flowering shrub. It bears a yellow tufted flower, and abounds on the Mahabaleshwar hills. Gnidia eriocephala.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ramaṭha (रमठ).—[rameḥ aṭhaḥ Uṇ.1.97] Asa Fœtida (hiṅgu).

Derivable forms: ramaṭham (रमठम्).

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Rāmaṭha (रामठ).—Asa Fœtida (hiṅgu).

Derivable forms: rāmaṭhaḥ (रामठः), rāmaṭham (रामठम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ramaṭha (रमठ).—(n. of a people, Sanskrit; listed among dasyu peoples Mv i.171.14), sc. lipi, the script of the R. people: Mv i.135.7.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ramaṭha (रमठ).—n.

(-ṭhaṃ) Asafœtida. “hiṅguni”. E. ram to sport, aṭan aff.

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Rāmaṭha (रामठ).—n.

(-ṭhaṃ) Asafœtida. E. ram to please, aṭha Unadi aff., and the radical vowel lengthened.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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